Memorial services for Glenn Eugene Groves of Nevada City will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Private burial will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Grass Valley.
Mr. Groves died Friday, Feb. 14, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He was 73.
He was born on Nov. 8, 1929, in Dover, Ohio, to Franklin Eugene Groves and Lillian Mary Mason. He graduated from Military Air Traffic Control School in 1957 and from FFA Air Traffic Control School in 1959 and served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years. After his discharge in 1970, he worked in sales and was employed by Lockheed Aircraft Co. as an air traffic control inspector in Saudi Arabia. He was also a real estate agent in Nevada County for 15 years and owned “The Scoreboard,” a sports card collectible shop, from 1990 to 1995. He married Dona Sullivan on Aug. 14, 1976, in South Lake Tahoe. He was a member of Nevada City Elks Lodge #518, where he served as exalted ruler, state vice president and district deputy. He was elected in 2001 and was serving a three-year term on the California-Hawaii Elks Association board of trustees. He enjoyed cooking, playing golf, reading, music – especially jazz – baseball card collecting and was an avid sports fan. He also enjoyed flying and previously held a private pilot’s license.
He is survived by his wife, Dona Sullivan Groves of Nevada City; daughter, Debra Antonio of Crockett; son, Michael Groves of Olympia, Wash.; sons and daughters-in-law Todd and Renee Sullivan of Chicago, Ill., and Brett and Karen Sullivan of Penn Valley; daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Aaron Kelly of Seattle, Wash.; niece, Terry Ann Fulmer of Hartville, Ohio; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Lois Ann Moushey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks National Foundation, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60614-1889 or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1440 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, Ill., 60607, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.
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